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I'm sorry. I have IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 with fixpack 2 installed on my computer and I didn't pay 
anyone for it.

It is free to download.  Registration required.  That's it.  

If I want support, that is different.  Not much different than with Sun Star Office and Oracle 
Office, actually.

True, they have not offered me the source code.  But still, free as in free beer was enough for my 

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: BRM [] 
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 14:50
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice

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Wrong. OOo, TDF/LO, etc may be making a public release. IBM, for example, may 

They are only releasing to people who _pay them_ for the product. _ONLY_ those 
people (the ones they specifically distributed the product to) are required to 
be able to receive it - not necessarily the developer they drew the code from.

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